I hear a lot of people looking at the polls and crowing about how Obama is coasting to victory. Some people are writing that this will be a blowout because John McCain is the least attractive candidate in the history of elections, and that his campaign team is the least competent one in the history of, well, teams.
Since when did "winning by 4" translate into "coasting?"
Candidates hit their stride and staff get replaced. It happens all the time. McCain stumbled out of the gate but the race has only just begun.
In August 2000, Bush was up by over 15 points. He ended up losing the popular vote by half a point.